Autograph letter signed to Beaton.

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Informs Beaton that a cable arrived this morning from Condé Nast. The American public have overnight become "emotionally and aggressively" pro ally. Nast feels the proposed trip would excite adverse comment and suggests postponement. Nelson was upset but feels public opinion may change again by the time Beaton arrives in 10 days. Hopes it is strong enough to make America help more. Advises Beaton to be very careful in what he says or does, even to his closest friends. Has cabled Nast to ask him to meet Beaton and advise him. Is afraid Beaton will have a miserable journey without any kind of news. Is rushing the letter off to the Clipper in the hope that it will reach him. His mother is very well. Has had another cable from Eleanor Lambert.

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